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Week of Randomness: Tracery

This image is the perfect one to end the Week of Randomness. Here’s why:

  1. On trip to England last year, we decided to drive from our rental cottage over to Oxford.
  2. The traffic was terrible, and we got tired of not getting anywhere.
  3. So we took the first turn we came to.
  4. And ended up in Cirencester.
  5. Where we spotted a steeple and then (somehow!) a car park that was adjacent.
  6. And right there, inside the church, is where we ran into some friends from Texas.
  7. Who had stepped into the church on a whim.
  8. Random!

(Never made it to Oxford. We’ll do that on the next trip. Maybe.)

Cirencester, England
photographed 6.4.2017

Built as a ruin

This is a folly. That is to say it’s “a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view, commemorate a person or event, etc.; found especially in England in the 18th century.”*

Or, in this case, found in New Orleans in the 21st century.

Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 4.24.2018

* as per

Window: destruction

Somewhere along the way, the big windows on the front of the old school building were filled in with glass block. Naturally, I looked through the broken one, and spotted an adobe wall on the far side. I enjoyed the differences in textures.

Causey, New Mexico
photographed 3.30.2018

Window Movements

The motion of the old vinyl window blinds combined with the what-is-that-about slant on the wood on the boarded-up door caught my eye from the other side of the street. It just got better the closer I got.

Causey, New Mexico
photographed 3.30.2018

Adobe School

The exterior of this abandoned school gave me no clue that the walls were adobe, and even when I first look thorough (what was left of) the front door, I couldn’t really believe what I was seeing. I was about to call in the expert, my Patient Spouse, for his architectural opinion on it. The next window I looked through, though, confirmed it: that v-shaped hole in the wall is typical of the way adobe erodes and not at all the way masonry does.

But it still seems odd.

Causey, New Mexico
photographed 3.30.2018

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